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Summary

  1. Five sports lose their funding - badminton, archery, fencing, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby
  2. More than 1,000 Russian athletes 'benefited from state-sponsored doping'
  3. Get Involved: Who should stay or go at your club in January and who is a realistic good signing for your team? #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Elizabeth Hudson and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    That's it for what has been a busy Sportsday Live.

    You can keep up to date with all of the weekend's sporting action via the BBC Sport website or on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Sportsday Live will be back on Monday at 08:00 GMT.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Klopp unsure of Sturridge return

    Liverpool v West Ham (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is not back training with the first team yet and is out for the West Ham game but Joel Matip and Sadio Mane are available.

    Asked when will Sturridge be back, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said: "No real idea. I have no idea when he is back. 

    "He's not happy but that is the life of a footballer. You cannot force these things. It's not important the name and quality of the player, as the manager you have to wait until they are back. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit longer because of the past. 

    "It's not perfect our situation with Phi (Coutinho) and Danny.

    "I can't make pressure by making timelines. They will be back as quick as possible."

  3. Team news

    Liverpool v West Ham (Sunday, 16:30 GMT)

    Liverpool's Sadio Mane

    Sadio Mane is set to be available for Liverpool despite limping off in the second half of the defeat at Bournemouth. Daniel Sturridge remains out with a calf problem but Joel Matip is expected to return from an ankle injury.

    West Ham, who were missing nine players last weekend, will have Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio back at Anfield after groin strains. The Hammers had hoped to have Cheikhou Kouyate fit but he remains sidelined.

  4. Boro boss Karanka praises ex-Saint Ramirez

    Southampton v Middlesbrough (Sunday 14:15 GMT)

    Middlesbrough's Gaston Ramirez

    Gaston Ramirez had an unremarkable spell with Sunday's opponents Southampton, but is now a key player at Middlesbrough, scoring the winner against Hull on Monday. Boro boss Aitor Karanka is impressed with his form:

    "Gaston has done an amazing job since he came here," said Karanka. "His goal is a reflection of how hard our team is working. I always want to have a dilemma over my team. Fabio has shown that players will always have a chance. 

    "Nobody in this team is untouchable. Every player knows there is someone fighting to take his place. We have three games in a week, but we don't have to think about resting and rotating. I will pick the best team for each game."

  5. 'We have to believe we can win'

    Southampton v Middlesbrough (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

    Aitor Karanka

    Middlesbrough face a tough trip to St Mary's on Sunday but Boro boss Aitor Karanka is full of confidence after recent results:

    "Three points in this league are always massive," said Karanka. "But the performance against Hull, especially for the first 70 minutes, was very good.

    "Our team ran more than any other in the Premier League on Monday, and that shows our commitment. After our games against top teams we showed how well we can play with the ball as well.

    "We have exactly the same goals for and against as Southampton - we have to go there believing we can win."  

  6. 'No problem' with Fonte

    Southampton v Middlesbrough (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

    Southampton's Jose Fonte

    Southampton boss Claude Puel says he has no issue with Jose Fonte, who was rested last night as they went out of the Europa League. Fonte has been the subject of transfer rumours after turning down a contract extension offer.

    "Jose is a good player, like the other players he needs some games to recover," says Puel. "He's 33, it's important to keep him fresh. It's a collective, there is no problem."  

    "We learned with all these games, eight games under pressure and at a good level. Inter Milan finished in fourth, which shows the level of the group. We were unlucky with the result yesterday. It's important now to focus on the Premier League."

  7. Team news

    Southampton v Middlesbrough (Sunday 14:15 GMT)

    Southampton's Dusan Tadic

    Southampton top scorer Charlie Austin is out after suffering a shoulder injury against Hapoel Be'er Sheva. Dusan Tadic returned from injury as a substitute in that match, while Jay Rodriguez and Sofiane Boufal have recovered from slight injuries.

    Middlesbrough trio Gaston Ramirez, Alvaro Negredo and Jordan Rhodes are all injury doubts after missing training on Friday. George Friend is continuing to build up his fitness after a knee problem.

  8. Team news

    Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday, 14:15 GMT)

    Manchester United defender Eric Bailly could make his first league appearance since October after returning from injury in Thursday's Europa League win. Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw remain out, but Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia are in contention after being rested for the trip to Ukraine.

    Toby Alderweireld is set to make his first start in eight weeks for Spurs after coming off the bench in Wednesday's Champions League win over CSKA Moscow following a knee injury. Erik Lamela is unavailable as he is still in Argentina attending to his brother, who is in hospital while Vincent Janssen remains out with an ankle problem.

  9. BBL continues on the BBC tonight

    Basketball

    BBC Sport's coverage of British basketball continues this evening with a double header from Leicester. 

    First up in the WBBL Leicester Riders take on the Manchester Mystics followed by the BBL match between Leicester Riders and Newcastle Eagles.

    Leicester who currently sit second in the table take on a Newcastle side in great form who sit top of the table.

    Coverage begins from 19:30 GMT following the WBBL match and you can watch all the action on the BBC Sport website, app and selected connected TV's by clicking here.

    For more information on the BBC's coverage of the WBBL and BBL click here.

    Leicester v Newcastle
  10. Team news

    Chelsea v West Brom (Sunday, 12:00 GMT)

    Nemanja Matic has beaten a calf problem to be fit for Chelsea. John Terry remains sidelined with a gluteal strain, but Matic and Cesc Fabregas will battle it out for a start in midfield.

    West Brom pair James Morrison and Gareth McAuley are doubts having not trained this week. Saido Berahino continues to train with the squad but is unlikely to feature as he regains fitness. 

    Nemanja Matic
  11. 'January is far away'

    Chelsea v West Brom (Sunday, 12:00 GMT)

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte doesn't want to talk transfers, from rumours over Chelsea wanting Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to the long-term futures of Cesc Fabregas and John Mikel Obi .

    Fabregas has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge but impressed Conte in the win over Manchester City.

    "If there is good competition, great competition, this is very important," said Conte. "If I haven't a problem for the decision and it's always the same line-up, that's not good.

    "Our squad is improving and it's important to continue this challenge."

    Cesc Fabregas and Antonio Conte
  12. Conte rejects 'favourites' tag

    Chelsea v West Brom (Sunday 12:00 GMT)

    And let's hear from the manager of the month.

    Chelsea might be top of the Premier League and have looked impressive so far this season but manager Antonio Conte is not getting carried away before Sunday's match against West Brom.

    "It's difficult to accept (that we are title favourites), but it's normal if you're playing good football and winning a lot of games," said Conte. "It's important to continue, that from this win we don't lose our hunger.

    "This league has taught me that every game is very tough. If you don't face every game with great concentration and preparation you can find yourself in trouble."

    Antonio Conte
  13. Chelsea win three awards

    Chelsea v West Brom (Sunday, 12:00 GMT)

    It has been a good day for Chelsea as Diego Costa has won the Player of the Month for November, while Antonio Conte won Manager of the Month with Pedro scoring Goal of the Month.

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  14. A survivor's story

    Boxing

    Listen again to a special programme from BBC Radio 5 live on brain injuries in boxing.

    It comes after a year which has seen the death of one boxer, Mike Towell, with Nick Blackwell and Eduard Gutknecht also suffering serious injuries.

    The programme also hears from a man who has survived tragedy in the ring. Jerome Wilson slipped into a coma after a bout in 2014 and has been fighting to get his life back ever since.  

    BBC Sport app users may need to click on the below link.

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  15. Sussex sign South Africa's Philander

    County cricket

    Vernon Philander

    Sussex have signed South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander as an overseas player for the first half of the 2017 county season. 

    The 31-year-old, who has played 37 Tests for the Proteas, will be at Hove until mid-June for six Championship games and the group stage of the One-Day Cup.

    "It is very exciting to have a player of that ilk joining us," head coach Mark Davis told BBC Sussex.

  16. McGregor set for non-speaking role

    MMA

    MMA star Conor McGregor is getting ready for his latest role - in top TV series Game of Thrones.

    However, according to the Sun, the Dubliner will be playing a different sort of character to his normally loud and brash persona.

    His role will apparently be as a ship's crew member who can’t speak as he’s had his tongue pulled out.  

    Conor McGregor
  17. Zamora announces retirement

    Football

    Former Brighton and England striker Bobby Zamora has announced his retirement from football. 

    Zamora, who turns 36 next month, has been without a club since his release by the Seagulls at the end of the 2015-16 season and has struggled with a hip injury. 

    He also played for Tottenham, West Ham, Fulham and QPR, scoring 84 goals in 156 matches in two spells with Brighton. He earned two caps for England.  

    "My hip decided to let me down at the final hurdle. It resulted in just training on a Thursday and being in pain," he told the Brighton website.

    Bobby Zamora
  18. London to host four NFL games in 2017

    American Football

    London will host four NFL games in 2017, with the full set of fixtures to be announced on Tuesday.

    The Miami Dolphins will play the New Orleans Saints in one of those contests as part of the NFL's International Series.

    There will be at least two games staged at Wembley next year, although Twickenham also has a deal to host top-tier American football in the city.

    NFL action at Wembley
  19. Team news

    Leicester City v Manchester City (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

    Man City's Raheem Sterling

    Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is close to a return after a hand injury, although he is unlikely to play against his former club on Saturday. Nampalys Mendy only returned from injury in midweek and will not start, while Danny Drinkwater is still banned.

    Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are all serving suspensions. Raheem Sterling is expected to be involved after missing the last two matches with a knee injury.

  20. Guardiola 'could have played for Manchester City'

    Leicester City v Manchester City (Saturday, 17:30 GMT)

    Stuart Pearce as Manchester City manager

    Pep Guardiola is at Manchester City now, but the manager revealed he could have played for the club in the mid 2000s.

    Guardiola said that Stuart Pearce rejected the chance to sign the Spaniard.

    "It was a good week. I trained here to see if I could play in Premier League," Guardiola said today. "I was at the end of my career. Pearce was right to say no."

    Guardiola was then asked if he found a player like himself, would he sign him? "Of course, I would give him a 10-year contract," joked the City boss.